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Old 07-29-2019, 09:05 PM   #1
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Croaker Rod??

What is a good croaker rod? Length, stiffness, action...etc?
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:16 PM   #2
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I think a 7’6” Medium to Medium Heavy power, moderate fast to fast action would be good


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I think a 7’6” Medium to Medium Heavy power, moderate fast to fast action would be good


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Some people like a little more limber rod for slinging croaker. I know one guy that uses a 8’ super soft tip rod for wading with croaker.


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I think a 7’6” Medium to Medium Heavy power, moderate fast to fast action would be good


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What are the size of the croaker? How are they hooked? Is it easy to sling them off the hook?

I very rarely fish anything other than lures and tend towards extra fast actions. This past week I went on a trip that I thought was to be artificials but it ended up being live bait for 25-35" reds. The rod I took handled the fish OK but I slung a few baits off and never felt comfortable trying to slow down my cast. Can you recommend any specific blanks?

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A Batson IP903 is a good choice. FTU has a Batson 955 I think. Pretty nice blank also.
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A Batson IP903 is a good choice. FTU has a Batson 955 I think. Pretty nice blank also.
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Waterloo Salinity 7'6 medium heavy moderate works great for croaker

also soft plastics and smaller top waters, great rod
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Give Bobby Reed with Marsh Rat rods call, he makes a real good one !


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croaker rod

Lance, as we discussed, I've built a couple of rods recently aimed at croaker fishing. I've made a total of three using the SP842 blank - which is 7 ft long. the one in the pics below (sorry for the quality of the pics) is representative. 12 stainless recoil guides starting at a size 10 and down to a 6, and a nice tip top. it has winn grips (split) and a standard Fuji reel seat. and 4 markings for size, 2 grey at 15 and 25, and two red at 20 and 28. I really like this blank and it works extremely well for sailing croakers. It also works rather well for soft plastics and tops, but for comparison purposes, I recently built a UT themed rod for my son on an sp843. It is a much better top water rod, but less so throwing smaller croakers. hope this helps you.
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